For Esmé with Love and Squalor
by J.D. Salinger
For Esmé with Love and Squalor Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Esmé's Father's Watch
The huge, chronograph-like watch that Esmé sports is really the only continuing visual symbol that we encounter in the story. From the beginning, the oddness of the huge watch on the girl's ti...
Letters/Letter writing/Writing in general
There's a great concern in this story about writing things down and getting them right – the narrator, as a writer, is interested in communicating events as directly and authentically as he c...